With the ability to private hire an aircraft from $179/hour we offer the most affordable flying on the Sunshine Coast. We conduct all our initial flight training in the latest ‘high end’ recreational Light Sport Aircraft (LSA). These aircraft are far more capable, more fun to fly and more affordable than the older General Aviation (GA) training aircraft still used by traditional GA flight schools.
The Sunshine Coast Aero Club was established in 1959. Since then both the Airport and the Sunshine Coast Aero Club have grown substantially. For over half a century the club has provided a focal point for aviation enthusiasts in the region, aided by the commitment of many men and women who were united in their passion for flying and a community spirit to help others.
From that rich history, the club has grown into one of the leading professional flight training facilities on the Sunshine Coast. With a focus on providing affordable training courses for the RAAus Recreational Pilot Certificate and with a seamless transition to the CASA Recreational Pilot License (RPL) and advanced skills training for Activity and Design Feature endorsements including Aerobatics, Spin Recovery and Formation.
Although we are now a dynamic 7 day per week professional flight training operation, we are still firmly a ‘club’ at heart with a friendly social atmosphere and great facilities where club members can drop in to our air conditioned lounge bar any time with friends for a beer or a coffee and a game of pool. Members also enjoy numerous social events from monthly BBQ’s to flying events and competitions, with funds raised going to local charity groups.
The club is ‘the meeting place‘ for anyone with an interest in aviation, so drop in and say hello!